Publications from the RESACTRA project


Peer-reviewed scientific journal articles

Næss, P.; Strand, A.; Wolday, F. & Stefansdottir, H. (2019). Residential location, commuting and non-work travel in two urban areas of different size and with different center structures. Progress in Planning, 128, pp. 1-36.

Wolday, F.; Næss, P. & Cao, J. (2019). Travel-based residential self-selection: A qualitatively improved understanding from Norway. Cities, 87, pp. 87-102.

Cao, J.; Næss, P. & Wolday, F. (2019). Examining the effects of the built environment on auto ownership in two Norwegian urban regions. Transportation Research Part D, 67, pp. 464-474.

Stefansdottir, H.; Næss, P. & Ihlebæk, C. (2018). Built environment, non-motorized travel and overall physical activity. Travel Behaviour and Society, published online October 2018 at

Engebretsen, Ø.; Næss, P. & Strand, A. (2018). Residential location, workplace location and car driving in four Norwegian cities. European Planning Studies, 26(10), pp. 2036-2057.

Næss, P. (2018). Validating explanatory qualitative research: Enhancing the interpretation of interviews in urban planning and transportation research. Applied Mobilities, published online June 2018 at

Næss, P.; Peters, S.; Stefansdottir, H. & Strand, A. (2018). Causality, not just correlation: Residential location, transport rationales and travel behavior across metropolitan contexts. Journal of Transport Geography, 69, pp. 181–195.

Stefansdottir, H. (2018). The role of urban atmosphere for non-work activity locations. Journal of Urban Design, 23(3), pp. 319-335.

Ding, C.; Cao, X. & Næss, P. (2018). Applying gradient boosting decision trees to examine non-linear effects of the built environment on driving distance in Oslo. Transportation Research Part A: Policy and Practice, 110, pp. 107-117.

Wolday, F.; Cao, X. & Næss, P. (2018). Examining factors that keep residents with high transit preference away from transit-rich zones and associated behavior outcomes. Journal of Transport Geography, 66, pp. 224–234.

Næss, P.; Cao, X. & Strand, A. (2017). Which D’s are the important ones? The effects of built environment characteristics on driving distance in Oslo and Stavanger. Journal of Transport and Land Use, 10(1), pp. 945–964.

Næss, P. (2016). Built Environment, Causality and Urban Planning. Planning Theory & Practice, 17(1), pp. 52-71.

Næss, P. (2015). Built Environment, Causality and Travel. Transport Reviews, 35 (3), pp. 275-291.

Peer-reviewed book chapter
Næss, P. (2016). Urban Planning: Residential Location and Compensatory Behaviour in Three Scandinavian Cities. In Santarius, T.; Walnum, H. J. & Aall, C. (eds.). Rethinking Climate and Energy Policies New Perspectives on the Rebound Phenomenon, pp.

Other articles
Næss, P.; Peters, S.; Stefansdottir, H.; Wolday, F.; Strand, A.; Cao, J.; Ihlebæk, C. & Engebretsen, Ø. (2018). Hvorfor og hvordan påvirker boliglokaliseringen folks transportatferd i byer med ulik senterstruktur? Oslo og Stavanger som eksempler. Kart og Plan, 78, pp. 133-144.

Næss, P. & Strand, A. (2018). Byutvikling for mindre bilbruk: Kompakt, men kontekstavhengig. Plan, no. 1, 2018, pp. 48-54.

Strand, A. & Næss, P. (2017). Bygge nær bysentrum – uansett? Samferdsel, 27.11.2017.


Published 6. May 2019 - 10:14 - Updated 6. May 2019 - 10:15